When selling your home, the personal belongings you have makes your home seem smaller or too particular, ultimately turning off potential buyers.
According to ERA Justin Sales Associate, Danielle Sette, “Downsizing is the first thing you need to do when you put your home on the market.”
Clutter makes it hard to process. Buyers should see the full potential of your house to picture themselves in it, but that is difficult when it is filled with an abundance of your personal belongings.
Less is more! Discard, donate and neatly store your things. Try to sell your items online, hold a garage sale or donate to a local charity. Store your personal items in the attic or basement. Consider renting a storage space or POD, clearing everything out to make the house a neutral environment that future buyers can envision themselves in.
Well-organized rooms appear larger than rooms filled with wall-to-wall furniture. Remove extra seating, pare down the clothes in your closets and clean your pantry to create the illusion of more space. Hiring a professional organizer to help the process is a very effective way for a seller to prepare to market the sale of their home.
“Once you have decluttered, you’ll want to do a deep clean of your home,” adds Danielle. Hire a professional cleaning service, including deep cleaning carpets and exterior spaces. Consider hiring a professional home stager. Our real estate agents have a portfolio of vendors to help with all aspects of preparing your home to be sales-ready.
Professional photography is key to your marketing presentation. Potential buyers preview listings online. Quality photography makes all the difference—and will draw buyers. The more tidy and organized the house is, the more amazing your photos will look.
You only have one shot to make a good first impression. Spending time decluttering, organizing and photographing your home makes a big impact later on.
Danielle Sette and all of the ERA Justin Realty Sales Associates are available to help get your home ready to sell. Call (201) 939-7500 for all of your real estate needs.